Hand-tailored culinary adventures
for the curious traveler.

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To journey is to take a trip in and out of oneself, to engage with others and see how they live. Every new experience and landscape reaches into unknown parts of us. It encourages us to see the world through eyes wide-open, to embrace it and feel our belonging.

Travel is deliciously transformative. It cooks us in a good way, like fire and salt. To engage with other cultures through food is primal. It’s deeply connecting to break bread and stir a pot in an unknown land with a trusted insider.

Step into our global conversation for a glimpse of “ordinary magic.” Drop beneath the surface. Savor these destinations with pleasure and curiosity. Our table is waiting in far flung fields, wine estates, villas, villages, on boats, in homes and on the streets.

We are proud to announce that we have been awarded Conde Nast’s Top Travel Specialists for the 3rd year in a row! “Only a select few are given this admirable accolade, awarded to whom they deem the “right experience maker” who will “intuit your desires before you even know what they are” — then they’ll make them happen.”

~ Paul Brady & Christine Cantera, Conde Nast

Our Destinations

Finding the Current Within

June 28 – July 4, 2025

Gulf of Naples

June 15 – 21, 2024 ~ sold out
June 22 – 28, 2024 ~ private
June 14 – 20, 2025
June 21 – 27, 2025


February 2 – 14, 2025


November 11 – 20, 2024 – sold out
March 30 – April 8, 2025
October 20 – 29, 2025


TBD 2025


September 5 – 12, 2024
September 4 – 11, 2025


May 11 – 18, 2025

Sicily + Aeolians

September 15 – 22, 2024 – one room left
September 14 – 21, 2025


April 23 – 30, 2025

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“Divine. Beyond, way beyond, expectations. True happiness.


‪Shannon Grace Jones , Boulder, CO

“Peggy can really get you inside the ropes, can’t she?”

– Lex Alexander, Chapel Hill, NC

“Peggy's adventures expand who we are and how we connect to each other and the world -- through food

– Eliana Schiffer, Santa Barbara, CA

“Delicious food, amazing people, deep connections and the greatest guide and person to show you a new world... that exists!


Danielle Feinberg, San Francisco, CA

“Peggy's trips are poetry in food and culture, and not to be missed.

– Paul Salinger, San Francisco, CA

“You made us feel, smell, taste, dance, laugh, cry, hike, sing, be in the mountains, be in the city, read poetry, meet wonderful local Berber people and develop beautiful friendships between us! May life give us the chance to be close, remain great friends and dance together again. A big THANK YOU. ”

– Andriani Katsoni, Cyprus

“As I scroll through my photos, I am reminded of the breathtaking landscapes, the phenomenal food, the fabulous wines and all the joyful faces that made our trip so magical.”

– Joanne Fillatti, Davis, CA

“Both of my trips to India and Tuscany are some of my favorite trips in my life!”

– Karen Tobia

“Peggy Markel is a creative and all around beautiful being. She paints the most amazing adventures with care, experience, and a team of locals to inform, and guide. She weaves in history & poems like she’s adding ginger & chilies to a Dal recipe. The accommodation was spectacular, and the local guide Nicky was a deep well of history and insights to local culture”

– Tiffany Mitchum, Boulder, CO

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